Examples of Available Technology to Prevent Hot Car Deaths

September 20, 2019

Technology should be installed during the manufacturing stage of ALL vehicles (see HOT CARS Act) and be able to detect the presence of an occupant (child, pet, etc.). The ‘detection’ feature is necessary to address children who get into vehicles on their own, which accounts for nearly 30% of hot car deaths. Systems utilize a […]

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Is your child safe when using vehicle child safety locks?

August 5, 2019

Watch video report at the link below: https://www.kmbc.com/article/is-your-child-safe-when-using-vehicle-child-safety-locks-kansas-city-missouri-kansas-kids-and-cars/28539044

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Tips for parents to prevent hot car tragedies

July 29, 2019

Fox and Friends, Jul. 29, 2019 – 4:58 – After a Bronx man’s 1-year-old twins die in his hot car, KidsAndCars.org Director Amber Rollins offers tips to prevent tragedy. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com https://video.foxnews.com/v/6065082574001/#sp=show-clips

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SC led the nation for kids dying in hot cars. It could happen to any parent, expert warns

July 18, 2019

BY CODY DULANEY JULY 18, 2019 05:00 AM, UPDATED 1 HOUR 23 MINUTES AGO Watch video interview with Erin Holley South Carolina led the nation in 2018 with six children dying in hot cars. Parents often feel shame, but experts say it could happen to anyone. BY NICOLE L. CVETNIC / MCCLATCHY How could anyone accidentally leave a […]

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Our Mission Statement

July 16, 2019

KidsAndCars.org is a national nonprofit dedicated to saving the lives of young children and pets in and around vehicles. The organization is devoted to eliminating vehicle-related risks that were previously unrecognized through data collection, research and analysis, public education and awareness programs, policy change, product redesign and supporting families to channel their grief into positive change. […]

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Statement from Victims’ Families Read by Senator Blumenthal During July 10th, 2019 Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee During Consideration of the HOT CARS Act of 2019

Watch video of statement being read by Senator Blumenthal Since 1990, more than 900 children have needlessly died in hot cars, including 19 children so far this year. To forget is a human condition, yet technological solutions are available to remedy the problem.  Vehicle technology already reminds us if we have left a car door […]

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Look Before You Lock – Plugged into DFW

June 20, 2019

Program: Plugged into DFW  Categories: KTVTTV, Sponsored Content No one thinks it can happen to them, but Texas ranks #1 when it comes to children dying in hot cars. The Stuyvesant family shares their terrifying story to help raise awareness and prevent hot car tragedies. Watch Show: https://cbsloc.al/2ZD0xuZ  

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School Bus & Bus Stop Safety

March 6, 2019

TIPS FOR STUDENTS Walking to the Bus Stop If you must walk in the street to your bus stop, walk single file, face traffic and stay as close to the edge of the road as you can. Stop and look left, right and then left again if you must cross the street. Do the same […]

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Car Door Child Safety Locks

March 4, 2019

The car door child safety locks are usually easy to engage. All vehicles are different, so refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual to determine how to turn on or off your child door locks. In many cars, there is a lever or slot to use a key to engage the lock feature, which can be […]

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What to do if you see a child or pet alone in a vehicle

March 1, 2019

KidsAndCars.org is calling on the public to be prepared to take action to save a life.If you see a child alone in a car; get involved.  Protecting children is everyone’s business. Here’s What You Should Do: Don’t wait for the driver to return. Call 911 right away. The 911 operator can help give you instructions on how […]

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